The Importance Of Imagination In Childhood

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My article talks about Cleo, who is 4 years old. Cleo came home one day from school and was talking to her mom what she did that day and Cleo said, “we drank purple milk that came from a purple cow.” Now that’s imagination. Kids that imagine things are far better off to learn quicker than other kids. With imagination, they can picture things that they haven’t seen before and put a picture to the words. Every kid has an imagination, just that when they get older they find out that things are exactly what they imagined. For example, the purple cow, when Cleo gets older and can understand more her mom will tell her that the cow isn’t actually purple nor is the milk. Parents find joy in their children when they have an imagination because it shows that they have the skill to think about things. When kids use their imagination, it is important for them to know that there is a difference between real and pretend. “Imagination is more important than knowledge,” Einstein once said. With imagination anything is possible. The thinking cap of children is expressed through their dynamic pretend mode. This is where kids learn more about everything in the world, is with their imagination. Imagination encourages cognitive and social development, something every child needs in the real world. when kids are playing with their toys, they are putting themselves in a situation in the real world that they have no idea about because it is just their imagination taking them somewhere.
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